Rather than stating his team's daily number, Leitch substitutes the name of a former Cards player who wore that day's magic number on his uniform. I am stealing this idea.
Five facts about Gary Sheffield:
- He's all the way black.
- He grew up living with his uncle, Dwight "Doc" Gooden, who is just four years Sheffield's senior.
- He played in the Little League World Series when he was 11. Taiwan beat Sheffield's squad 4-3 in the finals.
- He hit 15 home runs in just 62 official at bats in his senior year of high school, and was named Gatorade National Player of the Year.
- He's probably not the biggest fan of R. Kelly.